Author: Scott Gunn

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An Advent Word Delivery

Waiting & Watching is Forward Movement’s new Advent book, created in partnership with the Advent Word. Here is a sample meditation from yours truly and more info about the book.

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Preaching in a time of pandemic

We should always preach Jesus Christ and him crucified, but this time requires attention to the situation in which we find ourselves. Phillips Brooks’ urging to preach the truth with personality can be helpful. What stays the same now? And what changes?

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The Epiphany Proclamation 2020

In an annual tradition, here is the customary Epiphany Proclamation, to be read out at services on the Feast of the Epiphany and shared with the faithful.

You are witnesses

We are called to proclaim God’s love not just in our familiar churches — standing just inside our red doors to be nice to visitors — but we are also called to proclaim God’s love on the streets, in the mall, on the beach, in the workplace, on the border, in all the places of greatest need. We are called to be witnesses.

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Old story, new life: Thoughts on baptism

We have a catechetical crisis in our church. Vast swaths of our laity and not a few clergy are unable to articulate even the most rudimentary understanding of either baptism or eucharist.

Investing in what matters

On the feast of the Epiphany, as I look at the proposed churchwide budget for the Episcopal Church, a reflection on whether we are offering Jesus Christ to the world in the way the Gospel suggests we ought to.

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King of kings and Lord of lords

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.